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Isabelle Gullden

About Isabelle Gullden

Swedish national handball player who represented her home nation at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. She has also played for the handball club CSM București. 

Early life

She began her youth handball career with the team IK Sävehof where she would eventually make her pro debut in 2007. That same year, she joined the Swedish national team. 


In 2014, she was named Most Valuable Player at the European Championships. 

Family of Isabelle Gullden

Born to Ulrika and Peter Gulldén, she has two siblings, Pontus and Rebecca. She has dated Linus Persson. 

Close associates of Isabelle Gullden

Both she and Kim Andersson are successful handball players from Sweden. 

Cristina Neagu

About Cristina Neagu

Romanian professional handball player who is known for playing with the CSM Bucuresti as well as the Romanian national team. 

Early life

She first began her youth career in 2000 for the CSS 5 Bucuresti. In 2006, she began her senior career and the same year first appeared on Romania s national team.  


She has received several medals and awards, most recognizably multiple wins of the IHF World Player of the Year awards. 

Family of Cristina Neagu

She was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania. She has two older sisters. 

Close associates of Cristina Neagu

Other nationally ranked female professional handball players include Gro Hammerseng, Anita Gorbicz, and Camilla Herrem. 

Camilla Herrem

About Camilla Herrem

Norwegian handballer who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. She also won European Championships in 2008 and 2010 as well as an IHF World Championship in 2011.

Early life

She was born in Sola and competed at the senior level for Sola IL.


She was named All-Star Left Wing at the 2009 World Championships.

Family of Camilla Herrem

She married fellow handballer Steffen Stegavik.

Close associates of Camilla Herrem

She and Macedonian handballer Kiril Lazarov both excelled at the 2009 World Championships.

Anita Gorbicz

About Anita Gorbicz

Hungarian handball player who has achieved massive success internationally and in league play, dominating the competition as a member of Gyori Audi ETO KC and the Hungarian national team. She was named World Handball Player of the Year by the International Handball Federation in 2005.

Early life

She was born in Veszprem, Hungary and began playing for Gyori Audi ETO KC at age ten.


She was voted All-Star Playmaker of the World Championship four times from 2003 to 2013.

Family of Anita Gorbicz

She got engaged to Otto Vincze. In 2015 the couple welcomed a son.

Close associates of Anita Gorbicz

She and Norway s Gro Hammerseng are two of the world s best-known female handballers.

Alfredo Quintana

About Alfredo Quintana

Cuban-born Portuguese handball player. He was the FC Porto and Portuguese national team s goalkeeper. He died on February 26, 2021, after suffering a cardiac arrest at training.

Early life

He was born in Havana, Cuba and became a Portuguese national in 2014.


He represented Portugal at the 2020 European Men s Handball Championship and the 2021 World Men s Handball Championship. 

Family of Alfredo Quintana

He had a daughter named Alicia. He had a brother named Eduardo.

Close associates of Alfredo Quintana

He is one of several famous handball players, including Domagoj Duvnjak.



Ulrike Stange

About Ulrike Stange

Female handballer from Germany who won the DHB-Cup three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008. She won the bronze medal at the World Women s Handball Championships.

Early life

She was born in Oschatz and began playing for HC Leipzig in 1998.


She retired from handball in 2010 upon learning that she was pregnant.

Family of Ulrike Stange

She married German soccer player Per Mertesacker in June 2013. They have two children.

Close associates of Ulrike Stange

She and Kim Andersson are both world-famous handball players.